Weekend Waterview and Tidbits


Happy Sunday! We took an early morning boat ride, enjoying the sunshine and a nap on the pontoon.


Flying our flag for 9/11 with some plane contrails visible in the blue sky.


Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on White Dog Therapy and your thoughts and prayers for our family. Your comments were so touching they made me weepy reading them.


Maddie and Zoe are with my sister-in-law who was living with my mother-in-law, and providing her some much-needed therapy and company.


I enjoyed a little retail therapy on Friday, making the rounds to HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx and found four cute dog sweaters for Howl-oween. The XS sizes were $5.99, which will still swamp 4 lb. Maddie, and the medium sizes for Chloe & Gracie were $7.99.


We all love Halloween around here since it’s all about the treats!


I got an email notification of a sale and 50% off select cooking classes at Sur La Table through September 19th.


We had a fun and delicious time at our Date Night Summer in Italy Cooking Class at Sur La Table and if you have time in your schedule for a class, I highly recommend it. You can find a class near you here.

Summer in Italy Cooking Class Sur La Table

Long May She Wave.


Happy Sunday!



  21 comments for “Weekend Waterview and Tidbits

  1. September 11, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Beautiful morning on the lake. You are so lucky! Doggies are adorable as always. I told Sadie I’d go out this afternoon to see if I can find her a cute Halloween sweater. Hope it will be cool enough for her to wear a sweater. ‘-)
    Enjoy your day!

  2. franki
    September 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    God Bless the USA!!! franki

  3. homeschoolertests
    September 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I am sorry for your loss and am sure you made your mother-in-law very proud. Lots of love and hugs to you!

  4. barbara
    September 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Everyday since your post on National Dog Day I have been clicking on the link to feed shelter dogs. I will continue to do so in honor of you white Fab 4 and to honor Betty. God Bless

  5. Jacklyn carney
    September 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I love this post, I love how God is shining his light on your beautiful lake!
    Mary, I am laughing out loud, my husband and I were in Home Goods and Marshall’s on Fri. as
    well! We also made our 2nd stop at your cooking class store Sur la table, funny u mentioned both in
    Your post today!! 🍱
    I think today is a very sad and quiet day for all of us, may Americans always fly our flag high with pride!!


    • September 12, 2016 at 5:44 am

      Hi Jacklyn, That sounds like my kind of day :) I hope you enjoyed your class! Thank you for all your sweet comments and visits. ♥

  6. Laurie
    September 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you Mary for the heads up on the Sur La Table 1/2 price sale, I just signed up for a class! Have a great Sunday😊

    • September 12, 2016 at 5:45 am

      Hi Laurie, Yay for 1/2 price! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did :)

  7. Paula
    September 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    What a beautiful morning on the lake for you to enjoy some peaceful time! Love the little outfits for the pups, wish my old Boxer would like to wear one, I did get her to wear a shark fin on her head for about 2 seconds :) hehe.
    enjoy Your Day !

  8. September 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    This post made me smile on what could have been a very somber, sad day. LOVE the poochie’s new sweaters!! Must show them to my little sis. Thanks!

  9. Sue
    September 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    While visiting in WI we rode in a pontoon boat for the first time. I really liked the slow speed and so enjoyed the lake, but didn’t pay any attention to the make or brand. Your boat always looks so nice, would you mind sharing what type it is? Also, thank you for this special post.

    • September 12, 2016 at 5:03 am

      Hi Sue, Our pontoon is 2005 Crest Caribbean :)

      • Sue
        September 12, 2016 at 11:18 am

        Thank you Mary! Let the hunt begin!

  10. September 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve been thinking about you and your family. The pups sound like they’re in good company, and I like the sweaters. Chloe and Gracie are ready for Halloween!

  11. Barbara
    September 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    We may be an ocean away from the USA, but we still think of your country at this time, remembering the tragedy of 9/11. On a happier note I am off to find a sweater/coat for our grand-dog Dougie who looks a lot like your two although never as clean but that might be a boy thing.
    Thinking of you and your family at this time.

  12. Linda E.
    September 11, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for yet another terrific blog, Mary! Yours are always very special! :)

  13. September 12, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Lovin’ the new sweaters! Have a great week Mary:@)

  14. September 12, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Mary, what a beautiful morning to be on the lake with blue skies and sun! Cute sweaters for the babies and I think it is time to enjoy another cooking class at Sur la Table!

  15. Ellen Stillabower
    September 12, 2016 at 8:42 am

    So cute!!! I’m glad you said what is going on with the two little pups..I wondered myself!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  16. September 12, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Nothing like a little retail therapy, and the sweaters are adorable! I am looking forward to lots more fashion photos- Keep us posted on Maddie and Zoe, that is so wonderful your sister in law is keeping them…

  17. Melodie Strickland
    September 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for your post of being on the lake yesterday. It was a beautiful day just like it was 15 years ago. I am a survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. Fortunately, I was in a part of the Pentagon that wasn’t destroyed. It’s something you will never forget. On a happier note, I am glad that Maddie and Zoe found a good home with your sister-in-law. Your fur babies Chloe and Gracie are so precious and I know they bring a smile to you and your husband’s face.

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